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Volunteer

They’re not next door, but they’re still your neighbors.

Swinging a hammer is not a requirement for serving at Habitat for Humanity. We welcome people from all walks of life to join us in our mission to make affordable housing a reality for hard-working families in our community. Whatever your experience, stage of life, skill-set, or passion, there is a place for you here.

Read on to learn about our opportunities.  Our current construction projects are listed at the bottom of this page.  Scroll on down!

STEPS TO GET INVOLVED

  1. Read our volunteer opportunities below and decide what interests you.
  2. Tell us! Fill out our volunteer form.
  3. We will connect with you promptly and set up an orientation.
  4. Questions? Contact our volunteer coordinator at 218-828-8517.


Get hands-on experience on with Habitat! You’re never alone building with us; a professional staff member is always on site to teach new skills or put your expertise to best use.  Volunteers perform a variety of skilled and unskilled tasks including: framing, vinyl siding, sheetrocking, painting, flooring, and installing trim. We work alongside each partner family for each home, so you will see firsthand the lives you are impacting. Opportunities change day-to-day, happen indoors and outdoors, and last four hours (morning or afternoon).
The Habitat ReStore is a home improvement retail store that sells new and used donated building materials, furniture and appliances. We are open to the public and sell merchandise discounted up to 75% off standard retail prices.  All net proceeds support Lakes Area Habitat’s mission to build affordable homes for working families. We prevent quality items from the landfill. Regular weekly volunteers are needed to provide support to the ReStore staff, donors, and customers.  Visit our ReStore page for a full list of opportunities.
Throughout the year, Lakes Area Habitat holds annual events.  These events are a lot of fun and offer opportunities for individuals to get involved with Habitat for Humanity without lifting a hammer.  Our events help us raise awareness about our organization as well as raising the necessary funds it takes to build homes with Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity partner families.

Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza -Come volunteer the day of the event and help raise funds for Habitat. The more volunteers we have, the more money we can raise. The event generally takes place the 3rd weekend in January.

Earth Day Each year we celebrate Earth Day at the ReStore with special sales and a one-stop donation drop, where we partner with other area non-profits. The event takes place the Saturday after Earth Day. We can use help coordinating! Planning generally starts in February.

Breezy Point Annual Dinner/Auction The annual Dinner/Auction in Breezy Point is our largest fundraiser for the affiliate. We need help with planning from start to finish, including acquiring sponsors and auction items. The event generally takes place the 2nd week in June. The committee meets monthly starting in December.

Hubbard County Dinner/Auction The Annual “Homes for Hubbard County” Dinner/Auction is a great evening of fun held at Blueberry Pines in Menahga.  The event generally takes place in the beginning of August and the committee meets monthly throughout the year.  Everyone is invited to be a part of the planning from gathering sponsors and auction items, to setting up on the day of the event.  Proceeds from this fundraiser help us build homes in the more challenging areas to serve in Hubbard County.

Site Blessings/Home Dedications Help us get the word out as we kick off a new build for a Site Blessing and again gather people when we complete the build for a Home Dedication.

Joining a committee is a great way to learn more about Habitat for Humanity.  Many people join a non-profit committee to learn more about a specific organization as well as gain experience with in an organization to add to their professional resume.  Committees support our mission by providing guidance, volunteer capacity and are the training and recruiting ground for Board members.  Typically meeting once a month, membership is composed of anyone in the community who wants to get involved in the decision making process of our organization.  Committees make recommendations to the Board, which makes final decisions.

Family Selection
Carry out the Board's vision by identifying families in need of decent, affordable housing. Develop the processes and policies for selecting those who best meet the criterion in the policies.

Finance
Coordinate all financial and accounting aspects of the affiliate. Provide accurate and useful financial information to the Board of Directors to facilitate effective decision-making.


CURRENT BUILDS - 2017

Important Note:  Construction schedules are very fluid; many things - weather, inspections, the number of volunteers we have - affect the build schedule.  We recommend that you always check with us before you head out to the build site.

Please call (218) 828-8517 the day prior or the day of to confirm our schedule.

Ramirez home in Pequot Lakes – on finishing stages!

Crandall home in Cass Lake – mid-May start date

Vet Build: Lindberg home in Brainerd - June

Kemp home in Brainerd - late July

Bower home in Park Rapids - September

Hiles home in Breezy Point - end of year

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